The united agitations of trade unions in the country will be intensified in the coming days and the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh cannot be able to confront the upsurge of workers and people with its undemocratic arrogance, asserted Tapan Sen and A K Padmanabhan, national leaders of the CITU, here on Wednesday.
Addressing mediapersons prior to the commencement of the 14th national conference of CITU here, the leaders said that the joint two-day stir of trade unions against the policies of the UPA government had the massive support of the people, and that the trade unions were planning to make joint deliberations on April 29 to chalk out plans to go ahead with the struggle.
The unity of trade unions would reflect in all the discussions scheduled to take place in connection with the five-day national meet, they said.
Asked whether the unity of trade unions with conflicting political interests would continue in the coming days, Tapan Sen said that he wouldn’t like to make predictions but for the past four years, the unions had been acting together from a joint platform. “We hope to remain together,” he added.
The unity of trade unions in the country was the result of two decades of struggle and similar unity among workers’ associations was emerging all over the world, claimed Tapan Sen.
There has been unprecedented unanimity among trade unions in defending the rights of the workers and this would be the major thrust area of the issues planned to be discussed.